Research library

Browse and search the library of research carried out by the Centre for Education Research and Practice, covering a wide range of topics across education and assessment.

  1. Examining standards over time

    Authors: 
    Paul Newton

    Public examination results are used in a variety of ways and the ways in which they are used dictate the demands that society makes of them. Unfortunately, some of the uses to which British examination results are currently being put make unrealistic demands....

  2. Measuring comparability of standards between subjects: why our statistical techniques do not make the grade

    Authors: 
    Paul Newton

    In the past few years the examination boards in Britain have witnessed a renewed interest from external bodies in the notion of comparability of grading standards between different subjects....

  3. Comparing examination standards: is a purely statistical approach adequate?

    Authors: 
    Ben Jones

    There has recently been a renewed interest in three types of comparability of standards in the United Kingdom public examination system: between years, between subjects and between the six examination boards....